Originally Posted by r3dbimmer89
You don't get the picture....BMW is known for their inline sixes.....it is a part of their company culture....and putting a V6 into any BMW would be like BMW changing the roundel from blue and white to pink and white...
Similar story happened when BMW was losing in horsepower war 6 years ago, and decided to forced induction route instead of BMW's tradition of naturally aspirated engines.
Who cares if its V6 or Inline 6. Tradition is meant to be broken, and forwarding steps must be taken in order to improve and advance. Being stuck at one thing because it was "the image" of the brand is a express way to failure. Time has changed and world is moving at a faster pace than ever before. As long as BMW keeps their connected feel with drivers, there shouldn't be any problem.